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To the extent that Chinese contemporary art has become a global phenomenon, it is largely through the groundbreaking exhibitions curated by Gao Minglu: "China/Avant-Garde" (Beijing, 1989), "Inside Out: New Chinese Art" (Asia Society, New York, 1998), and "The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art" (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2005) among them. As the first Chinese writer to articulate a distinctively Chinese avant-gardism and modernity -- one not defined by Western chronology or formalism -- Gao Minglu is largely responsible for the visibility of Chinese art in the global art scene today.
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Dealing not only with architecture, sculpture, and painting, but also with bronze and ceramics, this text offers a complete panorama of Chinese arts and civilisation. In his text, the author Bushell stresses the importance of knowing the society to understand the arts.
Collects important Chinese writings about painting, from the earliest examples through the fourteenth century, allowing readers to see how the art of this rich era was seen and understood in the artists' own times. Presented in accurate and readable translations, and prefaced with artistic and historical background information to the formative periods of Chinese theory and criticism. Includes a glossary of terms and an appendix containing brief biographies of 270 artists and critics.
A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture presents a collection of 26 original essays from top scholars in the field that explore and critically examine various aspects of Asian art and architectural history. Brings together top international scholars of Asian art and architecture Represents the current state of the field while highlighting the wide range of scholarly approaches to Asian Art. Showcases a wide range of topics including imperial commissions, ancient tombs, gardens, monastic spaces, performances, and pilgrimages.
This book examines Chinese art from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, beginning with discussion of a Chinese portrait modeler from Canton who traveled to London in 1769, and ending with an analysis of art and visual culture in post-colonial Hong Kong. Offering more than a simple charting of influences, it uncovers a pattern of richly mutual interchange between Chinese art and its others.
In Classical China, crafted artefacts offered a material substrate for abstract thought as graphic paradigms for social relationships. Focusing on the 5th to 2nd Centuries B.C., Martin Powers explores how these paradigms continued to inform social thought long after the material substrate had been abandoned. In this detailed study, the author makes the claim that artefacts are never neutral: as a distinctive possession, each object - through the abstracting function of style - offers a material template for scales of value.
Donors of Longmen is the first work in a Western language to re-create the history of the Longmen Grottoes, one of China's great stone sculpture treasure houses. Longmen, a UNESCO World Heritage site located near the old capital of Luoyang in modern Henan Province, consists of thousands of ancient cave chapels and shrines containing Buddhist icons of all sizes that were carved into the towering limestone cliffs from the fifth to the eighth centuries.
This course introduces the historical development and style change of Chinese art, the profound tradition of Chinese culture, and the unique artistic charm of Chinese painting, calligraphy, ceramic, bronze and folk art. This class will focus on the importance of historical and archeological context of Chinese art and introduce and analyze the famous masters and their works representing each stage of historical development of Chinese art. As this class is designed for non-Chinese students, the curriculum of this course has been adapted to require students to compare paintings of Chinese artists with those of western counterparts, using western concepts, style and techniques, so as to deepen the student’s understanding and develop their true and lasting interest and attention to Chinese art.